Zainab Ahmad

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A hot startup raised $66 million in 5 days using these 24 slides

Tech investors are throwing money at Front, a five-year-old startup that aims to change the way teams get work done. The startup makes a shared-inbox app that lets teams handle messages from email, texts, Slack, and social media, all in one place.<p>This year, Mathilde Collin, the 28-year-old …

Startups

What Kind Of Parent Are You: Carpenter Or Gardener?

There are two kinds of parents in modern America, says Alison Gopnik in her recent book, The Gardener and the Carpenter.<p><b>About 'How To Raise A Human'</b><p>Does raising kids have to be stressful? Is it really dangerous for babies to sleep with mom? Do chores have to be a fight? Over the next month, NPR …

Parenting

Science Shows These Products Don't Repel Mosquitoes, Even Though People Swear by Them

Tried a "sure-fire" mosquito repellent and still got bitten? It's not your fault.<p>It's officially summer and you know what that means: Hiking, swimming, backyard barbecues...and mosquitoes. Everyone is bothered by them, but some people think they've found the perfect antidote to unpleasant, and …

Mosquitoes

Why are kids so bored, impatient, and fragile these days?

<b>Kids' social, emotional, and academic functioning has been declining for years, which suggests we need a new approach to parenting.</b><p>A friend of mine, …

Bad News: These "Healthy" Foods May Not Be Good For Your Heart

Eating healthy is never one size fits all. Our bodies are so different, all with various needs and quirks to attend to. So while a seemingly healthy …

Trader Joe’s New 27-Layer Pastries Are Surprisingly Easy to Make at Home

The term "croissini" is intriguing on its own, but seeing "27 Layer Sesame Croissini" on Trader Joe's' website demanded my immediate attention. I had …

Omar Allibhoy’s recipe for cauliflower with garlic, vinegar and capers

This cauliflower dish is one I often cook at home: it is simple, light, fresh and full of flavour – the Spanish version of a Chinese stir-fry. My cooking is inspired by growing up in Spain; I learned how to make this dish at my aunt’s house in Madrid. I’m looking at putting it on the spring menu in …

Recipes

The best books about science from the last 15 years that everyone should read

From discussions of human-machine hybrids to lost civilizations in the Amazon and octopus brains, scientists and writers have produced some amazing works of nonfiction in the past 15 years.<p>If you're in the mood to learn something new, as well as be entertained by riveting storylines, look no …

Singularity

Mom Creates Kid-Friendly Way To Learn About Money — And It’s Genius

This mom’s financial lesson to her daughter is completely brilliant<p>Remember when you first started earning a paycheck and had to learn how to budget …

How to invest in gold - the cheapest way to buy, sell and hold gold

For thousands of years gold and money were directly linked, then they weren't.<p>Britain abandoned the gold standard in 1931, meaning you could no …

How to make $400,000 a year writing about what you love — according to someone who's doing it

After posting my blogging income report from last year (where I made $401,681 with my blogging side hustle), I've been getting a lot of reader questions about how much money can you actually make blogging? I think blogging is the perfect side hustle because you can do it in your own time, you can …

My Husband Is More Important Than Our Kids

“Is something wrong?” he asked. The fact that I lay there in bed staring at the wall rather than the TV or my phone must have been a sign that …

Parenting

7 High-Protein Muffin Tin Breakfasts That Are Perfect for Meal Prep

I earn $950 an hour writing from my couch — here are my best tips for people who want to work for themselves

People are intrigued when I say I'm a writer: "Ooooh, novels? TV shows? Anything I know?"<p>When I explain that I have a blog and a copywriting business, they say, "Cool!" but sometimes, their eyes mist with pity. They offer to help me find work. They picture me living in a water-stained basement …

Homework

These Are the Prettiest Places on Earth to Feed Your Wanderlust

It's normal to overlook the simple pleasures in life when we feel stuck in a place or routine that doesn't fulfill us. But ironically, those are also …

Travel

FBI and NYPD negotiators reveal the secrets to getting your kids to behave

Why you should stop using the word ‘if’, ask more ‘how’ questions, and more<p>Agreeing to disagree isn’t always an option.<p>Any parent knows that getting …

Self-help

This is what your smartphone is doing to your brain — and it isn't good

All day long, we're inundated by interruptions and alerts from our devices. Smartphones buzz to wake us up, emails stream into our inboxes, notifications from coworkers and far away friends bubble up on our screens, and "assistants" chime in with their own soulless voices.<p>Such interruptions seem …

Social Media

Pitching an Investor? This Is Exactly How Many Slides You Should Have in Your Pitch Deck

A killer investor presentation only needs to convey these key things.<p>When I sit down with new startup founders, most ask me about one thing: raising money.<p>This is smart of them, because, as I've stated previously, fundraising needs to be one of the core competencies of any young company. Yet for …

This Is What Happens When Bitcoin Miners Take Over Your Town

Eastern Washington had cheap power and tons of space. Then the suitcases of cash started arriving.<p><b>EAST WENATCHEE, Washington—Hands on the</b> wheel, eyes squinting against the winter sun, Lauren Miehe eases his Land Rover down the main drag and tells me how he used to spot promising sites to build a …

Bitcoin

Can You Restore Your Vision Naturally? This Eye Doc Says Yes

If you have ever been diagnosed with an eye condition such as macular degeneration or cataracts, the doctor might have told you: "All we can do is …

Neuroscience

Porn Is Not The Worst Thing On Musical.ly

My daughter is ten. She wants me to get Musical.ly on my phone so she can make funny lip-sync videos. <i>Everyone has it,</i> she whines, <i>even the kid whose</i> …

Parenting

9 Genius Egg Gadgets That Are Going to Change Your Life

<i>This content originally appeared on Health.</i><p>Whether you like yours hard-boiled, soft-boiled, fried, sunny-side up, or somewhere in between, cooking …

Best Foods to Stockpile for an Emergency

Fueling your body during an emergency is very different from your everyday diet. Because you’ll probably expend more energy than you normally would, …

The Easiest Recipes Ever for Lazy Cooks

Raising our blood pressure over a simple meal? That’s just not our style, y’all.<p>Sometimes there simply aren’t enough hours in the day, Keurig K-Cups …

39 of the best secret categories on Netflix and how to find them

Netflix has an insane amount of content, but it's not always easy to find what you want.<p>The categories Netflix gives you access to are broad, which is made more frustrating by the knowledge that Netflix splits movies and TV shows into incredibly specific micro-categories.<p>Luckily, it's pretty easy …

30 Cleaning Products That'll Give You Immediate Results

Responsibilities are hard: these stain removers, carpet cleaners, and powerful sponges make cleaning go by FAST.<p><b>We hope you love the products we recommend! Just so you know, BuzzFeed may collect a share of sales or other compensation from the links on this page. Oh, and FYI — prices are accurate</b> …

Walter Mosley's 'Down the River Unto the Sea' is a noir that plunges into social issues

Walter Mosley is not afraid of controversy. Joe King Oliver, the protagonist of his new novel "Down the River Unto the Sea," is a black ex-cop who was framed for the rape of a white woman. The premise alone is enough fuel for hours of classroom discussion. Add in a wise teenage daughter, a devilish …

Books

Steve Wozniak had $70,000 in bitcoin stolen after falling for a simple, yet perfect, scam

Steve Wozniak, the co-founder of Apple AAPL, -0.36% who is widely considered to be a tech genius, made a rudimentary and expensive mistake …

Cryptocurrency is a giant multi-level marketing scheme

It’s hard to see red flags when you’re wearing rose-colored glasses.<p>Cryptocurrency’s warning signs having been coming fast and furious. A new report indicates that half of initial coin offerings, which are the crypto world’s money-raising equivalent of an IPO, have already died—and many of the …

Cryptocurrency

Neuroscience Says Doing This 1 Trick Can Help Your Children Feel More Fulfilled

It takes just a couple of minutes, but studies show this mindfulness exercise can boost compassion, resilience, and positive emotions. And it's not just for kids.<p>Say you get a nasty email from a client. Or you have to fire an employee. Or you're pitching to investors on zero sleep.<p>Entrepreneurs …